Learn how to promote STEM integration in your school district and increase student achievement. In this helpful, easy-to-read book, author Terry Talley sheds light on the key responsibilities and accountabilities of a successful STEM coach and offers a wealth of practical advice for those new to the position and for those who want to refine their skills.
You’ll discover how to…
- Build positive working relationships with teachers and faculty
- Organize professional development opportunities such as PLCs and book study groups
- Develop hands-on instructional strategies based off the needs of your students and the strengths of your staff
- Promote technological and scientific literacy to prepare students for success in the 21st Century
- Enhance student engagement using project-based learning and growth-based assessment models
Designed to be read either as a step-by-step guide or as a reference, The STEM Coaching Handbook is loaded with insights and accounts from experienced STEM educators across the country. No matter your level of expertise, these tips will help you make your district’s STEM program more effective for all students.
Table of Contents
Meet the Author
How to Use this Book
Part I: STEM and the STEM Coach
1. What is STEM? How is it Different?
2. The STEM Campus
3. The STEM Campus Instructional Leader
4. Who Needs A Coach?
5. The STEM Coach Job Description
6. How STEM Coaches Support STEM Campuses
Part I: Summary and Conclusion
Part II: The Practices of a STEM Coach
7. Building the Relationship First
8. The Coaching Cycle
9. Others Ways to Provide Feedback
10. Roadblocks to Coaching
11. The STEM Coaches and Professional Development
Part II: Summary, Conclusion and Resources
Part III: STEM-ifying Instruction
12. Learning through the Lens of STEM
13. Integrating Other Content Area Standards into STEM
Part III: Summary, Conclusion, and Resources
Part IV: Transforming to a STEM-based Campus
14. STEM Coach and Campus Transformation
Part IV: Summary, Conclusion, and Resources
15. Final Thoughts
Terry Talley is Assistant Director for Professional Support at Accelerate Learning (created by Rice University), where she develops and provides science and STEM professional development for teachers and school districts.
"This book should be used as THE guidebook for STEM coaches in schools and districts. I wish I had this resource when I started my STEM coach position five years ago. It accurately outlines and summarizes many lessons I learned on my own through trial and error. I am thankful that as I move forward, I will have this book to help guide me through the challenges and projects still to come." -- Annie Marostica Ransom, Science Coach, University Preparation Charter School, CA